Pink Floyd Research Paper

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Pink Floyd research paper Hard at work in my room I was contemplating how to start my research paper off with a “BANG!”. When I realized, Pink Floyd’s music usually starts very slow and low. Without missing a beat, I picked up my acoustic guitar and began lightly strumming the intro to “wish you were here”. The light tones swept me to my high school years and brought back memories of movies, road trips accompanied by music such as this, music everyone can sing to, music that everyone can relate to. Then just as quickly as I was swept away, I was eerily back in my room where I was writing this paper. When I thought “what was roger waters thinking while writing the lyrics, and how did the unused sessions of the collaborated written music…show more content…
In the wake of Piper, they recorded psychedelic soundscapes such as “A Saucerful of Secrets” and the double album “Ummagumma”, which had one disc of live performances and one of individual works by each band member. Laid-back but experimental, Pink Floyd kicked off the Seventies with the, albums “Atom Heart Mother” (1970) and “Meddle” (1971). Waters became their primary songwriter and lyricist. Pink Floyd achieved critical and commercial success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983). The times were ever changing as were the feelings and emotions within the band. Richard Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, during the sessions for The Wall. Wright was basically forced out of Pink Floyd. One story holds that Waters had even gone so far as to threaten to destroy all the working tapes if Wright didn’t leave. Another quotes David Gilmour as saying that Wright wasn’t contributing much of anything, and hadn’t been for a couple years, partially due to “a bad cocaine habit.” Wright himself has stated that he “left” the band, but that’s almost definitely him putting his own spin on the situation. Then again, just about everybody seems to put their own spin on Wright’s leave. In 1985 following not far behind Wright and Barrett’s lead was Roger Waters. After recording of “The Final Cut” was finished Waters was pretty much gone, and by the time “The Final Cut” was
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